Products - Functional Foods
"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food," espoused by Hippocrates nearly 2,500 years ago, is receiving renewed interest. Functional foods containing physiologically-active components, either from plant or animal sources, may enhance health. It should be stressed, however, that functional foods are not a magic bullet or universal panacea for poor health habits. There are no "good" or "bad" foods, but there are good or bad diets. Emphasis must be placed on over-all dietary pattern. Moreover, diet is only one component of an overall lifestyle that can have an impact on health; other components include smoking, physical activity, alcohol, and stress. Functional foods have a positive effect on health beyond basic nutrition; promoting optimal health and helping reduce the risk of disease.